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Baseball on Wednesday, August 23, 1978

This research section allows you to see a list of events that occured on a particular date in baseball history. Games, standings and feats are available since 1957 while other data is available since 1903.

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Games and Standings
Births, Deaths and Debuts
Feats and Milestones
VisHomeBoxWinning PitcherLosing pitcherHome RunsBest Hitter Impact
New York Yankees3California Angels6BoxChris Knapp (13-7)Ed Figueroa (12-9)CAL  D Baylor (26)  NYA  G Nettles (20)Roy White (15.6)
Kansas City Royals0Chicago White Sox3BoxKen Kravec (10-11)Dennis Leonard (14-15)NoneClaudell Washington (35.4)
Toronto Blue Jays4Detroit Tigers3Box G1Victor Cruz (4-1)Dave Rozema (6-8)DET  M Stanley (3), J Wockenfuss (4)  TOR  A Woods (2)Milt May (34.2)
Toronto Blue Jays5Detroit Tigers4Box G2Jerry Garvin (4-12)Bob Sykes (6-6)TOR  D McKay (4), O Velez (6)Otto Velez (19.9)
Cleveland Indians4Milwaukee Brewers9BoxAndy Replogle (6-2)Sid Monge (3-3)CLE  B Carbo (3)  MIL  S Bando (15)Sal Bando (30.6)
Texas Rangers2Minnesota Twins0BoxSteve Comer (6-3)Roger Erickson (13-8)NoneRichie Zisk (20.3)
Baltimore Orioles11Oakland Athletics0BoxJim Palmer (15-12)Steve Renko (6-9)BAL  E Hendricks (1)Doug DeCinces (24.6)
Boston Red Sox3Seattle Mariners5BoxByron McLaughlin (2-4)Mike Torrez (15-7)BOS  J Rice (31)Leroy Stanton (39.0)
Pittsburgh Pirates4Atlanta Braves3BoxGrant Jackson (5-3)Dave Campbell (4-3)ATL  J Royster (2)Ed Ott (42.1)
Chicago Cubs0Houston Astros3BoxKen Forsch (7-4)Dennis Lamp (5-13)NoneTerry Puhl (11.4)
Los Angeles Dodgers4Montreal Expos2BoxBurt Hooton (14-8)Steve Rogers (13-9)NoneRick Monday (17.0)
San Francisco Giants2New York Mets1BoxBob Knepper (13-9)Skip Lockwood (7-12)NoneMarc Hill (35.7)
San Diego Padres6Philadelphia Phillies5BoxRollie Fingers (5-11)Ron Reed (1-1)SDN  J Turner (5)Greg Luzinski (39.9)
Standings as of this date
American League
EastWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Boston Red Sox7847.624--63049933-3345-14L2Game Log
Milwaukee Brewers7253.5766.062751526-3246-21W4Game Log
New York Yankees7054.5657.554046633-3337-21L1Game Log
Detroit Tigers6956.5529.057748932-3237-24L2Game Log
Baltimore Orioles6758.53611.049553434-3533-23W3Game Log
Cleveland Indians5471.43224.051954720-4234-29L3Game Log
Toronto Blue Jays5176.40228.049861019-4532-31W5Game Log
WestWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Kansas City Royals6856.548--56349227-3741-19L1Game Log
California Angels7058.5472.053551029-3241-26W1Game Log
Texas Rangers6163.4927.048948725-3836-25W1Game Log
Oakland Athletics6267.4818.543349927-3435-33L4Game Log
Minnesota Twins5671.44113.554856627-3829-33L4Game Log
Chicago White Sox5272.41916.047957522-3730-35W1Game Log
Seattle Mariners4977.38920.050264619-3830-39W4Game Log
National League
EastWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Philadelphia Phillies6657.537--53146022-3444-23L1Game Log
Chicago Cubs6362.5044.049653826-3637-26L3Game Log
Pittsburgh Pirates6262.5004.549050225-3737-25W9Game Log
Montreal Expos5967.4688.550245724-3335-34L1Game Log
St. Louis Cardinals5373.42114.544750223-3930-34L1Game Log
New York Mets5076.39717.547853622-3528-41L4Game Log
WestWLPctGBLRFRAHomeAwayStrkGame Log
Los Angeles Dodgers7452.587--57345036-3338-19W1Game Log
San Francisco Giants7453.5830.550645136-3338-20W3Game Log
Cincinnati Reds7155.5633.055554233-3138-24W1Game Log
San Diego Padres6760.5287.547047129-4038-20W1Game Log
Houston Astros5968.46515.547450619-4440-24W3Game Log
Atlanta Braves5669.44817.546957624-4032-29L3Game Log

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